New VW Beetle: Pics, videos and details

New Volkswagen Beetle was launched at the 2011 New York motor show. The Beetle has been an icon in the motoring history.

The new Beetle is expected to be launched in India by September.

Some of the highlights of the new Beetle:

The 2012 Beetle will be offered in three engines: the 2.5L Petrol five cylinder, the 2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel and the 2.0L TSI® turbocharged Petrol engine.

Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic on 2.5L models. A DSG® 6-speed dual-clutch transmission will be offered on the TDI Clean Diesel and 2.0L TSI turbocharged Petrol models, while a 6-speed manual will come standard.

2.0L TSI model features the XDS® cross differential (limited-slip) system. The system electronically monitors input from various wheel sensors and, in the event of slippage, transfers extra torque to the wheel or wheels with the most traction.

BI-XENONTM headlights and LED daytime running lights

Tilt/slide Panoramic glass sunroof and keyless entry

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard

Driver and front passenger airbags and Side Curtain Protection® airbags in front and rear.